Think you need to eat animal products to get enough protein for peak athletic performance? Think again! Lee Thornquist is preparing for an athletic feat most of us would never even imagine...he is going to run AROUND Lake Michigan--a distance of about 1,100 miles--over 36 days. That's 31 miles--more than a marathon--every day for over a month!! And he's doing this, fueled by a plant-based diet.
Not only is Lee challenging himself with this effort, he is also doing this to raise money for the Alzheimer's Association in honor of his late grandmother, whom he lost to the disease last year.
To help support Lee's fundraising efforts and to track his progress, visit https://www.runninglakemichigan.com/.
See Lee on NBC 5 Chicago: https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-man-plans-1100-mile-run-around-lake-michigan-for-alzheimers-research/2450634/